The Gospel Side of Elvis

The Gospel Side of Elvis


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Gospel music was a significant part of not only who Elvis became as a man, but as an artist as well. As Elvis mania continues to consume generation after generation throughout the world, fans still crave new insights into the person of Elvis Presley. This book takes a look at his roots and the role of gospel in his foundational years, as well as the comfort, solace, and strength it offered him in the years of his meteoric rise in popularity. With the addition of "150 Little Known facts about Elvis" and eight unique appendices not included in the original hardcover book, this paperback edition THE GOSPEL SIDE OF ELVIS reveals much about the Elvis so many have yet to discover and is sure to become a collector's treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478943631
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JOE MOSCHEO joined The Imperials in 1964, a gospel quartet that participated in Elvis's Las Vegas shows as one of his backup groups. He spent four years with Elvis as a performer and friend. Until his death in 2016, Joe lived in Nashville, Tennessee, with his family.

Table of Contents

Foreword Priscilla Presley xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface 1

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 A Shared Passion 15

Chapter 2 The Making of a Superstar 37

Chapter 3 Return to the Stage 53

Chapter 4 Onstage and in the Studio with Elvis 67

Chapter 5 Trials, Faith, and a Giving Heart 85

Chapter 6 All the King's Men … and Women 97

Chapter 7 For the Love of Music 109

Chapter 8 Stirrings in the Soul 123

Chapter 9 August 18, 1977 135

Epilogue: The Last Thirty Years 143

Appendix A Gospel and Inspirational Songs Recorded and/or Performed Elvis Presley 153

Appendix B 150 Little-Known Facts about Elvis 159

Appendix C Albums 175

Appendix D Top-Ten Hits 213

Appendix E Ten Top Songs 217

Appendix F Films 221

Appendix G Concert Tours 227

Appendix H Television Appearance 235

Appendix I Club Appearances 237

Appendix J Photo Appendix 239

Index 249

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